The Pet-Friendly Holiday Trend Allows You To Vacay With Your Furry Friend

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Today is National Pet Day—a time to not only pamper our four-legged companions, but also appreciate the impact they have on our lives. To say owning a pet makes everything better would be a massive understatement. In co-habiting with a furry friend, you always have a cuddling partner and confidante (even if the conversation is a little one-sided). Plus, they’ll never judge you for wearing your leggings all day!
Yep, there’s a good reason that 62% of Aussies own pets. However, the only downside (well, apart from the costs and having to pick up their mess) to having a pet is that Australians also love to travel—and the two don’t always mix well. When you’re a pet owner, it’s not just as simple as putting in your annual leave and booking a flight. You have to find somewhere for your four-legged companion to stay while you’re away and with so many people living in apartments, this isn’t always an easy feat.
Thankfully, there’s a new travel trend that provides a solution, with a growing number of pet-friendly hotels and rental properties popping up around the country.  So, if you’re looking to treat your pet to a vacay this National Pet Day, check out our top picks:

Pet-friendly holiday destinations around Australia

NSW—Sandcastle at Culbarra Beach

Relax and unwind on a beach holiday with your furry friend in the vibrant village of Sawtell. Let your pet run free in the backyard, through the home or at the local dog-friendly beach.

Book through Stayz here.

Vic—Corringle Beach Retreat, The Loft House

Overlook the Snowy River in this 125 acre, architecturally designed 5-bedroom rental with plenty of room for your pup to run around.

Book through Stayz here.

SA—Sellicks By The Sea

A gorgeous home 400m from the beach where you can swim, sunbake, kayak or explore the vehicle-free coastline.

Book through Stayz here.

NSW—Larmont Hotel


If you’re in the mood for an urban getaway but don’t want to leave your pet at home, you’re in luck. This swish 5-star hotel in Sydney’s Potts Point has four pet-friendly rooms, complete with a welcome treat, food and water bowls and a bed.
Book here.

NT—Marina Views Townhouse

Complete with private balcony, BBQ and plunge pool this secure complex overlooking the marina is the purr-fect safe getaway for the entire family.

Book through Stayz here.

WA- Villa Port Grimaud on Bouvard Island


When you visit this exclusive rental bound by a moat, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d escaped to the Mediterranean. Pets can play in the courtyard or head to nearby coastal tracks.

Book through Stayz here.

Vic—Exhibition Apartment Hotel


A modern, pet-friendly apartment located smack bang in the middle of the action of the Melbourne CBD.
Book here.

TAS—Spa House Bridport


At this luxe property, guests can treat themselves to a spa bath and have the best of Tassie at their fingertips with ater sports, tennis courts, pet-friendly walking tracks, golf courses and wineries nearby. Wine not?
Book through Stayz here.

QLD—Eaglereach On The Water


BYO paddle board and kayak to this private jetty or hire a boat from the Marina. The pets can play on the fenced deck area, courtyard and stunning walking tracks. Great value for pawrents and furkids alike!
Book through Stayz here.

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